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North Cascades, WA

Ski & Snowboard

Trip North Cascades Winter Lodge
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This classic lodge offers endless opportunities for winter recreation, from backcountry skiing and splitboarding, to snowmobiling, snowshoeing, fat biking, Nordic skiing, wine tasting, and more.

Choose your own adventure with the North Cascades as your playground! Spend three nights at the Inn at Mazama and disconnect from the daily grind while enjoying delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner from the Inn (included in your trip package). Sip local wine and tasty brews, relax by the bonfire, and enjoy this peaceful, mountain setting. Located in the beautiful North Cascades, the unincorporated community of Mazama is an amazing escape in its own, as well as an excellent jumping off point for winter recreation.

Looking to add some adventures? You may add any of the following activities to your trip package:

  • Backcountry skiing/splitboarding 
  • Heli skiing/snowboarding 
  • Resort skiing/snowboarding (at Loup Loup Pass)
  • Cross country skiing
  • Fat biking
  • Snowshoeing
  • Wildlife tracking
  • Nature walks
  • Mountaineering
  • Photography
Your 3-night trip can be booked anytime between December 15 and April 15, subject to availability at the Inn. Your next winter escape is ready whenever you are!

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Itinerary
Itinerary
Note: Choice of location and itin­er­ary are sub­ject to change due to weath­er, con­di­tions, or oth­er rea­sons beyond our con­trol and in the guide’s best judgment.
  • 1
    Day number 1
    Welcome to the Inn at Mazama! After you’ve checked into your comfortable room at the lodge, meet in the lobby for a welcome wine tasting, courtesy of the Lost River Winery in Winthrop. Relax, enjoy a delicious dinner (served room service style, in your room), and get a good night’s sleep before tomorrow’s adventures of your choosing.
  • 2
    Day number 2
    Enjoy your breakfast this morning of fresh baked pastries, granola, juice, coffee and more delivered to your room from The Inn's kitchen. Set out on a guided cross-country skiing tour of the glorious upper Methow Valley. Picnic lunch and cocoa will be included at a warming hut station. Return to your cabin to rest, change and enjoy the sweeping mountain vistas around your cabin escape. This evening, set out toward Pearrygin Lake State Park where your skilled guide and Fat Bikes await you. Depart on a scenic bike ride in the snowy woodlands while watching the sunset over the North Cascades. End at a warm and inviting bonfire where we will roast brats (vegetarian option provided) and try some of the favorite local craft beers- cheers to the end of an amazing day of adventure!
  • 3
    Day number 3
    This morning, enjoy another breakfast basket from The Inn's own kitchen and then set out into the heart of the North Cascades on snowmobiles! For those who want to backcountry ski, your guide will take you out for the turns of a lifetime! For those who do not know how to ski, your guide will take you out on a gorgeous snowshoeing adventure. Whichever choice, you will have an incredible experience in a National Park that seems almost entirely your own for the day! Picnic lunch will be served while out in the Park. Return to your cozy retreat in Mazama. Before dinner, don your snowshoes and head out on a wildlife tracking and sunset romp along the upper trails of the Methow Valley. Sip local brews at a beer flight tasting (included in your package) and then dine in, room service style.
  • 4
    Day number 4
    Enjoy your final breakfast at the lodge and then say good-bye for now to Mazama, unless you plan to extend your stay (if interested in extended stays and/or additional activities, please feel free to let us know). Take good care and have a safe journey home!
Trip Package Includes
  • 3 nights of accommodations at the Inn at Mazama (based on double occupancy)
  • Welcome wine tasting
  • All meals: 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners
  • Departing beer flight
  • 20% off service and 10% off rental at evo Seattle store
  • 20% discount code at evo.com (exclusions apply)
Trip Package Does Not Include
  • 10.4% total lodging and sales tax
  • Transport to/from Mazama 
  • Guided activities and gear
  • Single supplement (for solo travelers, see FAQ)
  • Alcohol outside of welcome wine tasting and departing beer flight
  • Snacks
  • Travel insurance (we recommend World Nomads)

Questions? Call or email us!
Area Information

Mazama, WA


The unincorporated town of Mazama is located just off Highway 20, 14 miles northwest of Winthrop in the Methow Valley. Located in the spectacular North Cascades (often called the "American Alps"), Mazama is an excellent jumping off point for remote, backcountry activities both from the backdoor of the Inn at Mazama, and to close by touring zones such as Washington Pass and Loup Loup Pass.
 
Trip Planning

Trip Planning

Recommended clothing, gear, and other packing needs will vary greatly depending on your activities of choice. Please direct any packing questions to evo or the Inn at Mazama, and we’ll help guide you through your list. Select garments that are warm, lightweight and durable. Generally speaking, for outdoor winter activities the best arrangement is to think in terms of layers – a system that dries quickly, allow flexibility and resists wind, water and abrasion. All of us have different tolerances for heat or cold; for example, you might choose warmer gloves than specified here if you tend to get cold hands. If you have doubts about a specific garment’s appropriateness, please talk to your guide in advance about conditions you are most likely to experience. 

The following list is built for a backcountry trip with an unsettled weather forecast.  With a good weather forecast some of these items may be left behind to save weight.

Ski / Snowboard Equipment
Clothing
Other
FAQ
FAQ
  • How do I reserve my specific dates with the Inn at Mazama?
    Your 3-night trip can be booked for a stay at the Inn at Mazama, valid between December 15, 2020 and April 15, 2021. If you'd like to check availability for specific dates before you purchase, please feel free to reach out to us and we'll check for you! Once you've purchased your trip, please reach out to us at [email protected] to help reserve your specific dates.
  • Can you tell me about the accommodations?
    The Inn at Mazama is located in the town (nay, hamlet) of Mazama, at the upper end of the Methow Valley in Washington state. At the Mazama Country Inn our lodgings are unique. We have 18 guest rooms, each of which has a private bath (some units have showers only). Fourteen of our rooms have at least a queen size bed and four of our rooms have a king size bed with a queen size pullout couch. The rooms are warm and comfortable, with lots of wood yet airy and light. All rooms have in-room coffee and tea services. And best of all, while we do have free WiFi for all guests, there are no telephones or TVs in our rooms!
  • What if I’m a solo traveler? Do I need to pay a single supplement?
    The pricing for this trip is based on 2 people sharing a room. If you are a solo traveler, you will need to pay a single supplement of $85 directly to the Inn at Mazama.
  • How do I get there?
    The Inn at Mazama is located just off Highway 20, 14 miles northwest of Winthrop in the Methow Valley. Mazama can be reached either from the west over the North Cascades Highway (except when closed in the winter, generally from mid November through late April) or from the south via Wenatchee and Chelan. Both routes offer beautiful scenery.
  • What COVID-19 policies do you have in place?
    The health and safety of our guests, employees, and community are top priorities. With that in mind, the Inn at Mazama has added a day between reservations to enable housekeeping staff to perform an extra thorough cleaning of the rooms. Further, there will be no daily housekeeping during your stay. And, of course, Inn staff will wear masks, keep a safe social distance and wash their hands, in accordance with CDC guidelines. We also ask guests to wear masks inside all buildings and common areas (though not in your room), and to follow social distancing guidelines. The Inn has keypad locks so you can go right to your room upon arrival. Prior to your arrival you will receive the code to your room. The swimming pool, hot tub and gym are all closed for now, but we anticipate reopening these amenities (with restrictions) when Okanogan County is allowed to enter Phase 3. The Inn’s restaurant will be open for “takeout” four nights per week (Thursday through Sunday). You can visit the Inn’s restaurant page for information about takeout dinner options.
  • If I’d like to add on any backcountry skiing activities, who will my guides be?
    Backcountry skiing and splitboarding is offered through North Cascades Mountain Guides. Based out of Mazama, NCMG are a group of experienced, professional instructors offering courses and private guided trips in backcountry skiing, rock climbing, alpine climbing, mountaineering and ice climbing. The majority of our guides are trained and certified by the American Mountain Guides Association (AMGA) and the owners are instructors and examiners for the AMGA. Our goal is to provide exceptional mountain experiences by having the best guides in the business and by only offering low-ratio, high-quality trips to the most amazing mountain ranges in the world.
  • Are rentals available?
    Yes, rental gear is available and can be rented directly through the evo Seattle store for 10% off. You may also rent avalanche safety gear directly through NCMG.
  • What is the food like?
    Fresh and delicious! For breakfast, options include egg sandwiches, assorted pastries, granola or cereal, yogurt, and coffee or tea. For lunch, you'll be sent out for the day with a sack lunch including deli sandwiches (veggie options available), chips, fruit, dessert, and natural sodas. For dinner, choose from a variety of soups, salads, and entree options including pasta dishes and signature pizzas. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know in advance and we'll do our best to accommodate you.
  • Will I be able to dine in the lodge, or will all meals be served in-room?
    Due to COVID, guests will be asked to eat in their rooms. The Inn at Mazama has installed mini fridges and microwaves in all rooms. Each day you’ll receive a meal order sheet so you can tell the Inn what you are interested in for the next day.
  • What if I need to cancel?
    evo will refer to the Inn at Mazama + North Cascades Mountain Guides cancellation policies. The Inn is very flexible and allows cancellation at least 24 hours before your stay with a full refund - this would only apply to the lodging portion of your package. However, for the guided activity portion of your trip by NCMG, you must cancel at least 30 days prior to trip dates for refund less a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel within 30 days of your trip, NCMG will work with you to issue a future travel credit to another NCMG program. If you need to cancel due to COVID, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate a refund or future travel credit.
Testimonials
NCMG is a great guiding outfit, really professional and experienced guides and took me higher than I've ever been before. A great way to experience the mind blowing beauty of the North Cascades!
S.C.
Trip Guest
Toured with a group of friends last weekend guided by John and Drew of NCMG. From start to finish we were treated to a safe, beautiful and well-organized backcountry adventure despite high avalanche potential… the skiing was outrageously fun and the guides clearly had given much thought to terrain and safety. Wish I could do it again next weekend!! Recommend NCMG without hesitation.
Robin
Trip Guest
I loved my trip with NCMG, the guide was very knowledgeable and I learned a ton. The North Cascades themselves are a gorgeous range and the views were breathtaking. The low ratio of clients and guides is what really sets this guide shop apart, I will be returning!
JP
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